U.S. chemical imports by business sector 2018

This statistic shows the value of chemical imports into the United States in 2018, sorted by business sector. In that year, the pharmaceuticals sector was the leading U.S. chemical importer. Imported products from this sector were worth some 136 billion U.S. dollars.

Value of United States chemical imports worldwide in 2018, by business sector

Business sectorImports in billion U.S. dollars
Basic Chemicals*65.75
Consumer products11.51
Agricultural Chemicals9.17
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Including: inorganics, bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, plastic resins, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibers.
** Including: coatings and other specialties.
Figures have been rounded.

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